The Fit Factory Athlete Arnold Duran
I've watched Arnold transform his physique making great strides and a night and day difference in less than a year. Here is what we talked about after the Governors Cup.
Shem - First off, I have to ask you about your night show routine! The California Governor’s Cup was your first show ever and you brought the house down. What inspired your routine and how long did it take you to put it together?
Arnold - The routine I had planned on doing changed the moment I got on stage. Hearing the music brought back the old school in me. So I made up the routine on the fly. I didn’t expect the reaction I received.
Shem - 1st place in two classes and up there battling for an overall at your first show is incredible! I understand you work with Austen of The Fit Factory. How much of your success do you attribute to having a coach and working with a team of competitors prepping for the same show?
Arnold - Having a coach with the knowledge Austen has made my training much easier. Being part of a team with the same goals helps the training process.
Shem - If you had to pick one thing that was your greatest challenge through this contest prep, what would it be and why?
Arnold - Working my legs is my weakest body part so it was the toughest part so It was the toughest.
Shem - Now given that it is your first show an age somewhere close to that of a T-Rex, what inspired you to jump in the mix with some of these young guys and do a bodybuilding show?
Arnold - Going to the Fresno classic a few years ago inspired me to compete, there were men my age competing so I knew I could do this.
Shem - What’s next for you? Anything you would like to add or anyone you would like to thank?
Arnold - I plan to work on my legs and bring them up to par. I would like to thank my sponsors 51Fifty Energy Drinks and Corky’s shoe wear for all their support. I would also like to thank my beautiful wife for putting up with all my training and meal planning and for all the support she gave me. Also want to thank my children for supporting and encouraging me to compete. Thank you to all my Fit Factory family for your support and knowledge.